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Chris Tillman | Starting Pitcher | #30

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/15/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / SEA
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Chris Tillman (shoulder) is slated to throw around 75 pitches in his next rehab start Thursday for High-A Frederick.
Tillman allowed three runs over 3 2/3 innings Saturday in his second rehab start, but he said he felt better than his first. The hope is that he could be ready to be activated on May 2 against the Red Sox, but it depends on how things go on Thursday. The veteran right-hander has been dealing with shoulder issues since the offseason. Apr 24 - 3:31 PM

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Chris Tillman (shoulder) will make another rehab start Thursday for High-A Frederick.

Tillman had been slated to start for Frederick on Saturday but due to poor weather conditions, he'll instead travel to Harrisburg and make the start for Double-A Bowie. He could be ready to rejoin the Orioles rotation after Thursday's outing. He got a late start this year while battling shoulder issues.
Apr 22 - 6:03 PM

Chris Tillman (shoulder) will make his minor league rehab start with Double-A Bowie on Saturday.

Tillman had been scheduled to pitch for High-A Frederick, but weather concerns have forced the O's to change their plans. He's expected to need one additional rehab start after this before he's ready to rejoin the Orioles' rotation.
Apr 22 - 12:39 PM

Chris Tillman (shoulder) will make another rehab start Saturday for High-A Frederick.

Tillman allowed one run in 2 2/3 innings Monday in his first rehab start for Double-A Bowie. He admitted to being rusty in that outing and will probably need at least one more start in the minors after Saturday. Tillman led Baltimore with a career-high 16 wins last season.
Apr 20 - 7:15 PM

Chris Tillman (shoulder) allowed one run on two hits and one walk over 2 2/3 innings in his first rehab start with Double-A Bowie on Monday.

Tillman recorded three strikeouts. The right-hander said it took him a little longer than normal to get loose, but once that happened he felt good. Tillman admitted that it feels like he's at the beginning of spring training, so obviously it's going to be a while before he's an option for the Orioles' rotation. Early May is probably a best-case scenario.
Apr 17 - 8:40 PM

Chris Tillman (shoulder) will make a minor league rehab start at Double-A Bowie on Monday.

Tillman is expected to throw three innings max in that one. He has been working in extended spring training as he continues to creep toward a possible season-debut in early May. Expect the Orioles to treat him with kid gloves once he returns, as Tillman's shoulder injury largely prevented him from taking part in spring training and he figures to need an outing or two to shake off the rust.
Apr 12 - 6:29 PM

Chris Tillman (shoulder) threw 25 pitches in an extended spring training game on Tuesday.

No word yet on the specifics, but the most important thing is that there weren't any issues with his shoulder. The next step could be going out on an official minor league rehab assignment, putting him on track to join the O's rotation in early May.
Apr 11 - 1:10 PM

Chris Tillman (shoulder) will make a start in extended spring training on Tuesday.

He's slated to throw two innings and/or 30 pitches and should be cleared for a rehab assignment next if all goes well. Tillman obviously still has a ways to go to be built up and isn't expected to rejoin the Orioles' rotation until sometime next month. The right-hander has been battling shoulder issues since the offseason.
Apr 7 - 6:04 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that Chris Tillman (shoulder) will not be ready to return until May at the earliest.

No huge surprise there, as Tillman was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation on Sunday. That injury plagued him throughout spring training. Showalter has indicated that when the time comes, Tillman will likely need to make four minor league starts to get back into the groove before he joins the big league club.
Apr 5 - 4:40 PM

Orioles placed RHP Chris Tillman on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

Tillman never got on track this spring due to a nagging shoulder issue. He's throwing from the mound and hopes to join the Orioles' rotation in early May.
Apr 2 - 1:16 PM

Chris Tillman (shoulder) completed a successful bullpen session on Saturday.

He threw the session indoors after warming up by playing catch on the field. He'll throw another bullpen on Monday as he continues to progress in his recovery. Barring any further setbacks, he's on track for a return to the O's rotation in early May.
Apr 1 - 1:55 PM

Orioles' manager Buck Showalter said Friday that Chris Tillman (shoulder) is likely to make four minor league starts before rejoining the rotation at the big league level.

Barring any setbacks, that would put his season debut at the beginning of May at the earliest. With Tillman on the shelf, Kevin Gausman assumes the mantle as the club's ace and draws the Opening Day assignment.
Mar 31 - 6:09 PM

The Orioles announced Chris Tillman (shoulder) will begin the season on the 10-day disabled list.

So will Wade Miley (illness) and Anthony Santander (elbow). Tillman has been nursing a shoulder injury for the last month but recently resumed throwing and is tentatively scheduled to pitch in an extended spring training game on April 11. If that goes well, he could be ready to join the rotation by the end of April. Tillman's 16 victories last year matched a career-high.
Mar 30 - 4:55 PM

Chris Tillman (shoulder) is tentatively scheduled to pitch in an extended spring training game on April 11.

Tillman is ready to ramp up his throwing program after recently receiving a cortisone shot in his shoulder. He's scheduled for bullpen sessions on Saturday and then Monday and Wednesday next week in Baltimore before progressing to a live batting practice session on April 8 in Sarasota. There are still a bunch of steps here, but it looks like the Orioles have mapped out a plan that could get him in the rotation by the end of April.
Mar 29 - 12:33 PM

Chris Tillman (shoulder) threw again on Tuesday.

Tillman, who recently received a cortisone shot in his shoulder, just resumed throwing on Sunday. He's scheduled to throw again Thursday, though it's unclear when he'll be ready to get back on a mound. His timetable to join the Orioles' rotation will depend on how his shoulder responds in the coming days.
Mar 28 - 12:49 PM

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2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Hyun Soo Kim
2Joey Rickard
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Seth Smith
2Craig Gentry
3Anthony Santander
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Trey Mancini
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Kevin Gausman
3Dylan Bundy
4Ubaldo Jimenez
5Wade Miley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Donnie Hart
6Jayson Aquino
7Richard Bleier
8Vidal Nuno
9Stefan Crichton